Archive for December 14, 2016

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The Psychological Benefit of a Vacation Why Most Americans are Unable to Relax While on Vacation

Branson amusement park

How many of us have abandoned our childhood dreams not for lack of trying, but due to lack of finances. Being an astronaut would be great, but the schooling and competition may make a secure desk job a better career choice. The American work week typically consists of a 40 hour work week, but studies show that many of today’s working Americans are clocking even more time in every week, pushing the new work week to excesses of 50 hours, 60 hours, and perhaps even more. Studies have demonstrated the negative impact of overworking, given the increased stress levels, higher likelihood for developing depression, and statistical increases for trouble at home.

The American Work Year

While many are quick to remark on the “laziness” of Americans, it is important to consider the impa